Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Super Rugby Round 14 WRap

Super Rugby Round 14 WRap: 5.18-5.19, By the Numbers
 home wins @ Blues, Lions
 road wins by Bulls, Jaguares, Waratahs
drawn scores: Stormers v Crusaders

 Four of five NZ Conference clubs unhappy with the only win in the Land of the Long White Cloud coming from a Kiwi v Kiwi contest.

The Mob from the ACT, despite being idle on  the weekend, remain headboy in their conference though ‘Tahs closing with the only win in OZ bracket. Australian #1 only club in the playoffs frame at this time.

All clubs in SA within a bonus-point victory of one another as that cage match continues unabated though with a bit of shifting in the standings. Big Cats only winners. Stormers out of the frame just now, but a weekend happy could pop them straight back into it.

13           the halftime deficit, 8-21, that proved insurmountable for Hurricanes as Jaguares topped their hosts in the Westpac, 28-20; 14 first 40 points for travelers during a ten-minute 'Canes yellow; Quick Cats now drawn on table points with SA leader, because...

17          for Bulls 10, Handre Pollard, on 3-and-2 from the shoe and 1 try as Los Toros have retaken the ordering seat in the conference, though it’s a tad cozy (see above) after 32-17 joy over Rebels;   
13           second stanza points did the trick for Blues to refine a close halftime advantage, 10-8, and claim victory over Chiefs at Eden Park, 23-8; with victory, Auckland have halted a 4-match slide;

25           points on a massive triple by Waratahs 10, Bernie Foley, of 4 conversions, 4 penalties and 1 try; 1 dozen for Reds 10, Bryce Hegarty, on 1 conversion and a brace of trys in the 40-32 happy for the 'Tahs who now eye the Brumbies hindquarters;

13           the haul off the gifted toe of 6-for-6 Lions 10, Elton Jantjies, on 5-and-1 what looked like fun as the standoff’s conversion in injury time denied their guests a losing bonus-point, and took down Highlanders on the High Veld, 40-32, in the process;

            point penalty slotted by Stormers relief 10, J-L du Plessis, in extra time enabled the sister-kiss at Newlands and Crusaders have their third draw of the season after pretty much everybody in Capetown had 19 this day, except for the cribbage players, of course;
Brumbies, Sharks, SunWolves on the bye


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